In Russia, 15th – 20th centuries, a unit of dry capacity. Recorded in the 15th century in Novgorod the Great. From the 18th – early 20th centuries it was the chief unit of dry capacity in Russia, = ¹⁄₈th of a chetvert, approximately 26.24 liters (about 2.98 U.S. pecks). . Also romanized as tchetverik.
United Nations, 1966.
In Russia, a unit of land area, about 7 square meters (about ¹⁄₆ acre).
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